Saturday, January 8, 2011

Warbler Guy, which wood-warblers remain in the USA after the breeding season?

Bridget, the answer to your question won’t take you long to read.

Among the breeding 52 North American wood-warblers, only a minority occur in the USA during the non-breeding season:
- Common Yellowthroat
- Black-throated Green
- Northern Parula
- Pine
- Orange-crowned (south Channel Islands, CA and along the California coast)
- Yellow-throated (southeast USA)
- Tropical Parula (in the extreme southern portion of Texas)
- Prairie (a subspecies in south Florida)
- Painted Redstart (southeast Arizona)

South of the USA, here’s some more North American wood-warblers that have non-migratory populations breeding as far north as Mexico:
- Belding’s Yellowthroat (Baja only)
- Bahama Yellowthroat
- Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
- Slate-Throated Redstart
- Crescent-Chested
- Fan-tailed Warbler
- Golden-crowned Warbler
- Rufous-capped Warbler

A few other species are reported rarely to irregularly after the breeding season in the USA, and, thus, could potentially be individuals that remain in the USA during a portion or throughout their brief lives, including:

- Tennessee
- American Redstart
- Nashville


Anonymous said...

Yo' the (warbler) man! Thanx.
Chip S., Eldorado Co., CA

Stu Gray said...

An Englishman here planning his summer birding trip! Could anyone tell me some of the Warblers I am likley to see in NYC, Portland, coastal Massachusetts and Maine in late August... will they have mostly all gone or should I start getting my knowledge up?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gray: You need to study up a little....and consider buying the "Warblers" field guide by Dunn & Garrett that lists the typical dispersal/migration August times for the warblers in the areas you mention on your 2/22 note, above.

Ebony Lewis

Anonymous said...

In South Florida, it's not uncommon to get nearly 20 warbler species in the dead of winter in places like Everglades National Park and certain county parks in Miami-Dade. Check the CBCs, various Florida birding listservs, etc. Many more warbler species often overwinter in that part of the world than the literature states. Believe me, I've seen 'em!

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous From Your Excellent 3/9/11 comment: Please accept my kudos. Fine comment. Are you interested in submitting your 20 warbler species observations as they occur to ebird? Listservs in FL? If so, then maybe the literature will change to state more spp. occur during the non-breeding season in FL than they currently suggest. Thanks, Daniel, Warbler Guy/ host

Anonymous said...

Hey Daniel, if the yellow warbler enjoys wet environments, where does it go during the summers in arid west regions like California?